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Friday, June 11, 2021

Expressions in Ink, Penned Flowers, Peaceful Moments, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I saw this card on Kards by Kadie's blog and I had to make it. Mostly because of the flowers on the side. Here those dies were in my "Penned Flowers/Hand-Penned Petals" bundle and I didn't pay much attention to them.  Once the dies are cut out you can really see their beauty. I need to take the time to cut out every die in my sets so I can see what they really look like.  Looking at a die doesn't do it justice, it's like judging a book by it's cover. 

For the base of this card I used a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. I cut a 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of the new Evening Evergreen card stock. 

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Expressions in Ink" 12' x 12" package and was cut at 2-1/4" x 5-1/2".  Before I taped the DSP to the Evening Evergreen piece, I die cut three tiny leaves from the center of it and the scalloped piece as well. The scalloped oval is from the "Double Oval" punch.

The words are from the "Peaceful Moments" set and were stamped using Evening Evergreen ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. 

The flowers were die cut using Polished Pink and Pale Papaya card stock. I bought a variety package so I had each new in-color. It's a lot cheaper way to go and you will be able to see your favorite colors by how much you use from the package.

Now that everything was cut and stamped, it was time to assemble.

I taped the DSP to the Evening Evergreen strip. I taped the piece to the front of the card about 1/8" from the folded edge. 

I set the flowers on the right side for placement. I wanted to get them evenly spaced and have room for the words.  I did my words differently than on the original card. I don't know why but I REALLY dislike head embossing. I don't know why. I love the way it looks but I'm just not a fan of doing it. SO I opted for stamping the words with ink. I taped the ovals together and set them on top of the card to see how it would look before taping it in place.

I used pieces of Dimensionals behind the flowers and full sized Dimensionals on the oval piece. When I set the flowers in place I did not press down on them, I needed to make sure I could slip a leaf under it. I did add tape to the backs of the little leaves. I just set it on my silicone mat and ran my tape over it. It did cover the center opening but I just took a toothpick and worked the tape out of the center. Then I slipped the leaves in place, pressed down on the flowers and set the words in place and the card was done.

Isn't it pretty? See why I had to make one?  She has a lot of fun cards on her blog. Go take a look.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this pretty card,
Wanda

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Artistically Inked, Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I REALLY like the floral die cut and I wanted to play with it today. I was trying to find some type of basically solid background so the die would show through. Here's what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather was taped to the front of the card.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White for the top layer. 

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Hand Penned" 12" x 12" package and was cut at 2" x 5".  The DSP was taped to the Basic White piece.

I didn't have any matching ribbon so I cut a 1/4" strip of Highland Heather card stock and glued it across the edge of the DSP.  My tape was too wide for the strip so that is why I opted to glue it.

Then I die cut the pretty flowers from the "Artistic Dies" set using Basic White card stock that had the double sided sticky paper added to it. I stuck it in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Artistically Inked" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a 3/8" piece of Basic White card stock. I set the words in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

I think this would be prettier if the bottom piece was more solid, it's got too much white.  But in person it does look better.

If I were to make a card like this again, I'd look for the darker DSP. I want the die cut to show up better. Other than that I do like this layout.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's card,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Pansy Patch, Thank You Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I was wiping down my counter where my Big Shot sits. There's always some tiny little bits of paper that end up on the counter. They are really tiny and must come from the cuts in the plastic plate. My plate is pretty bad and is in need of replacing. Anyway, while cleaning up the area and stacking up the dies, I saw the "Brick & Mortar" one and thought it was time to make a car using it. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and textured it using the "Brick & Mortar" embossing folder. I glued this piece to the front of the card.

I cut the square frame using two square dies from the "Layering Squares" die cut set. I used the 1-15/16" square and the 1-5/6" square.  I cut them both at the same time. I taped the dies down using some post it note tape. I didn't want them to shift before I got them cut.  I cut them and added some foam tape strips to the back. I set it aside.

The flower is from the "Pansy Petals" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12" x 12" package and I used the matching dies to cut it out. There's a sheet of flowers and a sheet of leaves that match the dies so you can just die cut these flowers.  Or you can fussy cut them, there's not a lot of jagged edges so it's a pretty simple cut.  I do struggle with the leaves, I can't tell which direction the should go. The upper leaf looks like it should be going in the other direction. But when I switch ends it looks funny because of the way the end is made. You can't see it because it's taped behind the flower.  Anyway, this is what I ended up with. I taped the leaves to the flower. I added Dimensionals behind the leaves and the upper petal of the flower. I did add more later but for now I just added them in those three places.

I took the square and removed the backing on the foam strips and I set it in place on the front of the card. It's set about 1-3/8" from the top of the card and 1-3/16" from the sides.  

I took a piece of Baker's Twine and made some loops around my fingers and I set it in place inside the bottom left corner of the square using a glue dot. 

I set the flower on top and this is when I could see where more Dimensionals could go. It does need more because the DSP isn't as thick as card stock and would droop.  

The words are from the "Pansy Patch" set and were stamped on a piece of scrap Basic White card stock using Mossy Meadow ink. I used my paper cutter to trim the words. They ended up measuring 1/2" x 1-5/8". Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card. 

I did add a "Genial Gem" to the center of the flower. It just looked like it needed a bit of a sparkle and the card was done.

This was a very fun, quick and easy card to make. I especially LOVE the brick in the background.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to pop in and see this fun thank you card,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Art Gallery, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I'm still playing with the "Art Gallery" set. What I like about it is you can create some fun and pretty flowers in no time at all. Plus like with yesterday's card, the flower is going in the other direction, so you're not confined to just leaning left or leaning right.  Today's card leans towards the right.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and I textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder.  I glued this piece in place, though I think tape would work because there are plenty of flat spots for the tape to stick to the card base. Some textures don't have enough space to stick, so I end up gluing them to make sure they stick.

I cut a 1-1/4" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Brights 6" x 6" stack. I love buying those stacks because you get some DSP in every color in that color group. I buy all of the collections so if I don't have any DSP for a card I'm making, I know I have something in those stacks that will match.  And you get a lot of pieces in each stack, which means you probably won't use them all!  I have yet to use all of the DSP in any stack I've ever purchased.  Okay, so after I cut the DSP, I cut a 1-1/2" x 4" piece of Crushed Curry card stock and taped the DSP to it. Then I taped the layers to the front of the card 1-1/4" from the bottom of the card base.  I did tape that strip but am thinking I probably should have glued it, it doesn't seem to be sticking on some of the edges very well.

The flower was stamped using Daffodil Delight for the more solid image and Crushed Curry for the detailed image. The stem and leaves were stamped using Old Olive ink and both the flower and stem with leaves was die cut at the same time to save time.  

I did glue the tip of the stem to the flower and I set it aside while I worked on the words. The words are form the same "Art Gallery" set and were stamped on a piece of scrap card stock that was left over from stamping and cutting the flower parts. I die cut the words with the cute postage stamp edged border die in the matching dies set.  

Dimensionals were added to the back of the flower and leaves and then set in place on top of the card. The words were set in place with Dimensionals and the card was done.  You can add some rhinestones or pearls if you like. I opted not to because I was going to be sending it out in the mail and I didn't want to spend the extra in postage for making the card non-machinable.  Sometimes I've used a piece of shirt board (thin cardboard like what a cereal box is made of) and it goes through the mail just fine.  But I just decided to keep it clean looking, basic and simple.

This was a very fun and quick card to make. I can see myself making more like this in the future and maybe with some rhinestones on it too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see this quick and easy thank you card,
Wanda

Wanda

Monday, June 07, 2021

Art Gallery, Thank You Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I REALLY love the look of a white card with a pop of color. I love all the layers on here, though I love lots of layers anyway.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right an the fold is on the left. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock and a 5" x 4" piece of  Basic White card stock that I textured using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.  I cut it in half so it measured 5" x 2".  I'm going to save the other strip for a future card. I glued the embossed piece to the 4" x 5-1/4" piece. I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the front of the card.

A 2" x 3" piece of Basic White card stock was set in place on the middle of the card using Dimensionals.

The flower is from the "Art Gallery" set and was stamped using Flirty Flamingo ink. I stamped off on the more solid image and used the full ink on the highlight image. Then I die cut the flower.

The stem with leaves was stamped using Old Olive ink and was die cut and then taped to the 2" x 3" piece.

The flower was set in place using Dimensionals.  

The words are from the "Art Gallery" set and were stamped using Old Olive ink. I cut them out on my paper cutter and it measured 1-3/4" x 3/8". I set it in place using Dimensionals.

A few crystal rhinestones were added and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make and it has a nice elegant look to it.  I can see this as a pretty Mother's Day card, thinking of you card, get well card, or sympathy card.  Very versatile. That was one of the things that drew me to this set.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this elegant and versatile card,
Wanda

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Forever Fern, Wedding Card, Stampin' Up!

I have not made a no layer card in a very long time. I forgot how much I don't really like them. I'm a layers upon layers person. Plus don't forget the Dimensionals and rhinestones or pearls! Gotta have those embellishments!  But here's my card for today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  And it's the whole card. I guess this would be a very inexpensive card to make!  Anyway, this card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

The first thing I stamped were the words. They are from the "Forever Fern" set using black Memento ink.

I used 1" wide Post it Note tape to cover the words so I wouldn't get any leaves or stems on them. I also took a scrap piece of copier paper to cover the bottom while I worked on the bottom and then covered the top while I worked on the bottom.

I used three of the leaf images from the "Forever Fern" set. The center leaves were stamped using Mossy Meadow ink. I stamped the top ones first and just left my stamp on top of my ink pad until I was ready to do the bottom.

The leaves on each side of the center leaves were stamped using Old Olive ink and the outer leaves were stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The dots were added using Pale Papaya ink and the dotted stamp in the "Forever Fern" set. I was going to use something darker, something more in the orange area. I took out my Cajun Craze ink pad and found it was too dark so I decided to just stick with the Pale Papaya. It kept the card looking more summery than fall.

I removed the copier paper piece and stamped the bottom the same way and the card was done.

It's an okay card but I miss all the layers. I think I would have rather stamped the leaves like I did but added the words on a separate piece of card stock and set it in place with Dimensionals. But that's me, I just have to have a layer! LOL

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this no layer card,
Wanda

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Forever Fern, Pansy Patch, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Today's card came right from Pinterest.  I though it was pretty and it looked like a lot of fun to make. You can see the original card here.  There's not a lot of information on what went into making this card. I'm sitting here typing and laughing at the same time, I have the hiccups and they cause me to hit the wrong key when I'm typing. They do not come in regular intervals either. They are the kind that surprise you. And I often get a stomach ache when I have them, so there's that to look forward to in a little while too! So, this is how I made today's card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. The layer on top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mossy Meadow card stock. I had a piece in my stash that was not only the right size but it had a scalloped oval die cut from the middle. So this piece of card stock got the maximum use!  Love it when that happens.

I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White for the top piece.

I stamped all the leaves using Mossy Meadow ink. I stamped one of the large long ones, two of the wide leafy ones and two of the small leafy ones.  I also stamped two of the rounded ones using So Saffron ink.  I die cut all the leaves.  Then I punched out three Basic White flowers using the Medium Daisy punch. I sponged the centers with So Saffron ink and then I glued the three flower pieces together, offsetting them just a bit.  I added some glue to the center and sprinkled on some crystal glitter and I set it aside to dry.

I also die cut the circle from the "Swirly Bird" set. There's a new swirly circle in the catalog. I don't know what set it came from because I didn't purchase it.  Not sure if I will, I think I may hang onto this set for a bit longer. I should have used the double-sided sticky sheet before I die cut it but I forgot, so there's some gluing in my future!

I set the swirly circle on the front of the card for placement so I knew where the words would go. I stamped the words from the "Pansy Patch" using Soft Suede ink. And then I added the dotted images from the "Forever Fern" set using Crumb Cake ink.

Now I am ready to assemble the card. I taped the leaves down first that are closest to the words.  Then I glued the swirly circle on top of those leaves. The tall, longer leaves piece was taped to the left side. 

Next the very bottom leaves were taped down. The smaller leaves had Dimensionals added to them as well as the So Saffron leaves. I removed the backing on the Dimensionals and set them in place. 

The flower was glued in place on top of all of those leaf ends and the card was finished.

I think it's such a pretty card. I love using the "Forever Fern" set. There's so many cards I've seen using it that are SO pretty and copy worthy!!

I thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this pretty birthday card. (oh and the hiccups are gone and no stomach ache or typo's!!!)
Wanda


Friday, June 04, 2021

Art Gallery, All Squared Away, Fine Art Floral, Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I love it that the Designer Series Paper (DSP) matches the stamp sets (or vice versa) and you can just die cut an image instead of stamp it.  On one hand it somehow feels like cheating because it's not stamping and on the other hand it's nice because it's pretty and you can make a card quickly!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 2-1/4" piece of the DSP from the "Fine Art Floral" 12" x 12" package. Then I cut it at an angle. I marked the right side at 1" and I cut it from the 1" mark to the top of the left corner.  I taped the DSP in place on the bottom of the card.

Then I stamped the words from the "All Squared Away" set using Mossy Meadow ink. My ink pad is a bit too juicy and my words seemed to be a bit thicker than I wanted them to be.

I stamped the leaves from the "Art Gallery" set using Mossy Meadow ink and then I die cut them with the matching die.

The flower was die cut from the same DSP. It's actually the backside of the DSP at the bottom of the card. I added Dimensionals to the back of the flower.

I taped the leaf in place and then the flower went over the tip of the stem.

Three rhinestones were added to the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. Though I still feel like I cheated using the DSP for my flower.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this floral birthday card,
Wanda


Thursday, June 03, 2021

Pansy Patch, Pansy Petals, Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I'm loving the "Pansy Patch" set and matching Designer Series Paper (DSP). I found this pretty card on Pinterest and I thought I'd give it a try. I don't know where the scalloped edge rectangle came from but I did know that I didn't have it, so I used what I had. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the new "Fresh Freesia" card stock was used for the layer. I taped that piece to the front of the card.

Then I die cut the rectangle piece. I didn't have the scalloped rectangle die so this is what I found in my stash and I thought I'd just go with it and it worked. I used largest lacy rectangle die from the "Ornate Style" bundle.  

The words are from the "Pansy Patch" set and were stamped using Fresh Freesia ink. I set it up in my Stamparatus to stamp the words and I'm glad I did because I needed to stamp them twice to get them dark enough.  I didn't buy the stamps, I had bought the ink refills and empty cubes for the in colors. I don't use them often but sometimes it's nice to have them, so this was a more economical feasible way to do it. I may not have inked the cube enough but it's better to have not enough ink than too much (if you're using the Stamparatus).

I cut a 1-3/4" x 2" piece of DSP from the "Pansy Petals" 12" x 12" package. The original card had three small strips of the checked DSP, but I didn't want to mess with the cutting and lining up so I just made it one piece and moved on quicker. I taped the DSP to the front of the lacy rectangle.  

The flower was die cut from a sheet of the DSP and the leaves were die cut from a different piece of the DSP.  

The lacy piece was set in place using Dimensionals. Then the flower was set in place using Dimensionals. I didn't press it down because I needed to add some tape to the back of the leaves and slip them under the flower.  Then I could press the flower down.

This was a fun card to make and very pretty too. It's got such a soft sweet look to it.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to pop in and see this sweet card,
Wanda

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Hand-Penned Petals, Thank You Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this pretty card on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try. You can see the original card here. I did click through to the link.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  You will also need a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock. Information on the original card read that the checkered paper was from the "Pattern Party" Designer Series Paper (DSP) package. I couldn't find it in the catalog, it may be retired or I just didn't look good enough.  Anyway, I didn't have that DSP but I did have a piece of card stock that had the retired Buffalo Plaid stamped on it, so I used that.  I cut it to 2-1/8" x 5-1/8" and it probably should have been cut to 1-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I also cut a Basic Black piece of card stock at 2-3/8" x 5-1/8".  

The plaid piece was taped to the Basic Black layer and a piece of ribbon was wrapped around and taped on the backside. Then I slipped the end of the ribbon (still on the spool) under the taped on ribbon and tied a knot. Then I trimmed the end. It saves some ribbon doing it that way, you don't waste as much.  I took the Basic White layer and I set the plaid piece on top so I could see where the words were going to go. 

The words are from the "Hand-Penned Petals" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. Then the plaid piece was taped in place.

The flowers from the "Hand-Penned Petals" were stamped on Basic White using black Memento ink. I colored them with Blends pens. I used light Pumpkin Pie, Dark Daffodil Delight for the flower centers, light Highland Heather, Light Flirty Flamingo, light Daffodil Delight and dark Soft Sea Foam for the leaves and then some light Granny Apple Green for highlights on the leaves. Once the coloring was done, I die cut the piece.

Then I took a piece of Basic Black card stock and added the sticky backing to it so I could die cut the flower outline image and not have to try to glue it. I made the piece into a sticker. Could you imagine trying to glue that piece? Though there are some pretty easy ways to do it,  but it's still not fun! After die cutting the outlined flower image, I removed the backing and stick it to the colored flowers. I thought it would cover better than it did but it is what it is and the more I look at it, the more I like it. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece and was set in place on top of the card base. I added Dimensionals to the back of the flowers and set them in place on top of the plaid piece and the card was done.

I really like the looks of this card. I think it's all the black that makes it stand out. There's a couple of things that Stampin' Up! should always have, black and white checked DSP and black and white Polka Dotted DSP, oh and red and white polka dotted too. Just basic staples in card making, right? And I was surprised at how quick it was to make this card. The coloring was probably the longest part of making it and that really didn't take all that long either.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this stained glass looking card,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Artistically Inked, Expressions in Ink, Wedding Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this beauty on Pinterest and of course I just had to see if I could make one. You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Polished Pink card stock was cut for the layer.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Expressions in Ink" 12" x 12" package was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped the DSP to the Polished Pink piece and then taped that to the front of the card.

I cut a 2" x 3-7/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the bottom part of the card. I had cut this from a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock.  I did not tape it in place yet, it needs words.

I took what was left from the piece I cut above and I stamped the flower from the "Artistically Inked" set using Polished Pink ink. I love how these stamps created depth all on their own. I die cut the piece from the matching dies.  You can also fussy cut it if you don't have the dies. I stamped the center twice with the dotted image from the set, using Versa Mark and I heat set gold embossing powder on it. Then I added Dimensionals to the back and laid it on top of the front of the card to see where the words would go.  Once I saw where the words would be I stamped them using Versa Mark ink and the word stamp from the "Artistically Inked" set. I embossed them in gold and heat set them. Then I taped it in place on the front of the card.

I cut a 1/4" x 3-7/8" piece of gold foil paper and taped it on the seam of the Basic White piece. You can cut it smaller than 3-7/8" because the flower covers up a lot of that area so if you have a small scrap you could get by with that.  

Once again I set the flower on top for placement of the gold cord loops. I took a glue dot and put it in the center area of where the flower is to go and added the loops. I cut four 4" pieces of gold cord and stuck the ends into the glue dot. 

Next I stamped two sets of leaves from the "Artistically Inked" set using Shaded Spruce ink. I die cut them and at the same time I took the large leaves die and cut the leaves in gold foil. 

Now it was time to remove the backing from the Dimensionals. I just set it lightly in place, I did not press down on the piece. 

I slipped the Shaded Spruce leaves under the flower and the gold foil leaves on top of them and a bit off on two of them. Then the flower was pressed down into place.

Three metallic gold pearls were added to the front of the card and I thought it was done.  But that big die cut flower was looking like it needed something so I took out my Wink of Stella pen and colored over the Polished Pink area.  And now the card was done.

I thought it was such a pretty card and I'm glad I made one. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, though I did make a few little changes.  I didn't add any ribbon (because I didn't have any) and I did move things over a bit because I didn't want them hanging over the edges of the card. I don't understand how you can put them in an envelope and keep things nice with parts hanging over the edge.  If I was going to change one thing on my version, I would add the gold metallic pearls to the center of the flower instead of stamping in that area. The flower still looks like it needs something.  But all in all I really do like it.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to pop in and see this pretty wedding card,
Wanda


Monday, May 31, 2021

Happiest of Birthdays, Expressions in Ink, Belated Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Now I know I made a birthday card for a friend of mine but where it is, I am not sure. Though I have a clue and if it is there then I'm really bad about paying attention to the notes on the calendar! And if it's not, I am really bad about paying attention to the notes on the calendar! LOL  

Today's card is a very quick and easy card to make. I took a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock for the base of my card. This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

Then I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Expressions in Ink" 12" x 12" package and set it in my Stamparatus.  The words are from the "Happiest of Birthdays" set and were stamped on the DSP using black Memento ink. I had to stamp twice because my ink pad is not inked properly. It's got dryer spots and very wet spots.  I'm not sure how to fix that.  With the foam pads you just take a plastic spoon and smooth out the ink. But with the fabric ones I'm not sure what to do. I have used my black Memento cube and sort of sopped up the excess ink but it didn't do a good job sopping.  So I try to stamp and change the orientation of the ink pad to try to get an even inking. Oh and DO NOT press too hard or you get darker (way too much ink) on one side and light to normal on the other. And then when you try to darken the light you get it too dark. It's a nightmare!!! LOL So I just try to tap lightly and stamp and then I will add more ink and stamp again. This is why I LOVE the Stamparatus. So, after getting the words dark enough, I added Dimensionals to the back. I set the piece in place on top of the Basic White card base.

I took three of the small gold "Metallic Pearls" and set them in place on the front of the card and the card was done.

This was a super quick and easy card to make and I can see myself making more of them. I love the large words too and I was glad that the DSP had an open area that was perfect for the words.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see this quick and easy card,
Wanda
 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Hand-Penned Petals, Pansy Patch, Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

This card caught my eye on Pinterest. It was the panels that caught my eye. I found this card here. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Succulent card stock. I think the original card used Garden Green but I didn't pay close enough attention and ended up grabbing the Soft Succulent.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece from the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP) package. I taped it to the front of the card.

I found the colors of the DSP that were in the photo of the original card and die cut them using the second smallest Stitched Rectangle die. I cut three different flower images from the DSP package. I cut three 2-7/8" x 1-7/16" piece of the Soft Succulent card stock for the layers. The DSP was taped to the card stock and then taped to the front of the card.

The words are from the "Pansy Patch" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and black Memento ink was used. They were then cut from the "Double Oval Punch".  I also cut the scalloped piece from the Soft Succulent card stock and the "Double Oval Punch".  I taped the ovals together. I stamped the flowers from the "Hand-Penned Petals" set using black Memento ink that was stamped off once. It gave the words a bit of texture.

I took a piece of vellum and die cut two leaf sets from the "Forever Fern" set and taped the top pieces of it to the back of the scalloped oval. I put Dimensionals on the back and set the oval in place on the front of the card. 

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White to the inside of the card.

The little silver pears from the "Metallic Pearls" pack were set in place and the card was done.

This was a quick and easy card to make. I LOVED it that three different DSP printed images were used to make this card. Usually it's only one image from the same sheet.  

I really like the looks of this card and it can be used for a variety of occasions like Mother's Day, Get Well, Thinking of You and Thank You.

I thank you SO very much for taking your time to see this fun and versatile card,
Wanda

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Pansy Patch, Happiest of Birthdays, Birthday Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up Catalog

I found this card on Pinterest and just had to make it mostly because of the wording. You can see the original card here

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Blackberry Bliss. This is a color I don't use much because it's very dark and I don't find a lot of things to go with it. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Fresh Freesia card stock and textured it using the "Tasteful Texture" embossing folder. My piece of card stock was from a sample pack of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" pieces my demonstrator gave me.  I was glad I had them because my variety pack is on backorder. Hope it doesn't take 2 months like my strawberry punch did. The textured piece was taped to the front of the card base.

The words were stamped on a quarter piece of Basic White card stock using Blackberry Bliss ink and were die cut using the largest die from the "Stitched So Sweetly" dies. I set them in place using Dimensionals.

The flowers were die cut from a sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Pansy Petals" 12" x 12" package. I also cut the leaves from another sheet of DSP from the same package.  How fun is that?  I taped the flowers in place and tucked the leaves in. Then I had to add some Dimensionals under the parts that hung over the word piece. 

I had some retired Blackberry Bliss ribbon and I tied a bow and used a glue dot to hold it in place.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make. I LOVE word stamps that take up a lot of real estate on a card. All you need is a little accent and the card is done.  I'm going to use these words again on another card in a few days. I have some ideas rattling around in my head!!!  I do like how this card turned out and I can see myself making more in the future.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this pretty birthday card,
Wanda